Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Printable

Princess A loves all of the counting songs she hears.  5 Little Monkeys, 5 Little Pumpkins etc.  So for Thanksgiving I searched for a turkey one and came across a cute little poem/song

Five little turkeys standing by the door,
one waddled off and then there were four.
Four little turkeys under a tree
one waddled off and then there were three
Three little turkeys with nothing to do
one waddled off and then there were two
Two little turkeys in the noon day sun
one waddled off and then there was one
One little turkey better run away
for soon will come Thanksgiving day!

Now, I have to be honest here.  Princess A didn't understand why the turkey had to run away so I explained that a lot of families eat turkey for Thanksgiving.  I honestly didn't think it would upset her since her daddy hunts and she has been exposed to the whole process of "what a cute deer, can I pet it?" to butchering, to "Daddy, this deer tastes yummy".  Turkeys however, are a different story for her!  She got so upset and repeatedly informed me, "that's not nice" and "that will hurt the turkey".  Fortunately I am more of a ham gal.  Just have to be sure to avoid pig songs that end with the pig on the table!

I decided to turn this into a little puppet action.  Wish my camera wasn't on the fritz and I could show you pictures, but it is.  So you just have to imagine cute little turkeys on top of popsicle sticks.  And seeing as how all of these little rhymes are floating in my head I decided to make it easy on myself and put each line on the back of a turkey so I didn't have to memorize another song!  They are super simple to put together and only require a printer, a glue stick and 5 popsicle sticks.  If you want to make them last you can use some packing tape or contact paper to "laminate" them after you put them together.

You can click here to download the free pdf.  Would love it if you left me a comment if you decide to use this!

1 comment:

  1. Cute printables. I love the flowers on your blog - they are so cheery =-) I would love for you to come link it up at TGIF LInky Party - -
    I am also your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want =-)


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